Thorne Dreyer's guests on Rag Radio were Austin community activist and affordability blogger Bill Oakey and transportation writer and activist Roger Baker, contributing editor of The Rag Blog. They discussed a number of community issues affecting Austin, including affordability and gentrification, but focused on Austin's controversial proposed billion dollar transportation bond election.
Bill Oakey, a retired accountant who, in the 70s and 80s wrote about country music for national publications, has been active in local politics since the 80s. Oakey worked for various state agencies for 36 years and served on the City of Austin's Electric Utility Commission. Now, when he isn't fighting for the taxpayers at City Hall or the Travis County Commissioners, he works as an artist photographer.
Roger Baker is a long-time transportation-oriented environmental activist, an amateur energy-oriented economist, and amateur scientist and sience writer, and a founding member of and an advisor to the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA. He is a driector of the Save our Spring alliance and the Save Barton Creek Association in Austin. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz; Apprentice: Ken Martin; Photographer: Roger Baker. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (TheRagBlog.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 57:14.